Jin Po Lee Ph.D

March 25, 1941February 16, 2021

The family of Jin Po Lee is saddened to announce his passing on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Dr. Jin Po (James) Lee, 79, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021. Dr. Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan, the third oldest of six brothers. After graduating from the University of Georgia, and pursuing his PhD at the University of Iowa, he began his journey to become one of the leading pioneers in the diagnostic field. He began his career at Sigma-Aldrich, and later pursued his dream of starting his own company, Leeco Diagnostics. After his success with Leeco, he focused his efforts in leading Syntron Bioresearch into three decades of innovation and development. He is remembered for carrying the company forward with his endless energy and vision.

Dr. Lee enjoyed spending time in the laboratory, but moreover; valued time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Chung-Mei (Joy) Lee, daughter Jennifer (and Dung Ngo), his son Jerry (and Hanna), and 2 grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In the meantime, the family would appreciate reading messages and stories of your fondest memory of Dr. Lee .

Thank you for taking the time to visit our virtual memorial. The family would also like to express their appreciation to all friends and family for their support; and a special thanks to the entire staff of Syntron Bioresearch, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, and Dignity Memorial.

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kuocih Hong

February 26, 2021

Dear Joy :

We are very sad and shocked to hear the unexpected news that our old friend Dr. Jim-Po Lee passed away.

While he was in Michigan, he had a lot of contribution to our Taiwanese community. He was the President of Great Detroit Taiwanese Association in
1981-82 and served a key role in the 1984 Midwest Taiwanese Summer Conference which was one of the most successful events in our Midwest Taiwanese community. On personal side, he helped us a lot, helping and encouraging us to set up our own business. After he and you/family moved to southern California, we still kept good communication. We got together many times, you both treated us at very nice restaurants, invited us to your old garden house and new beach house, visited your beautiful company and attended your son Jerry's wedding. We also remember that we met Jim-Po at Tokyo airport in 1990s.


Although Jim-Po has gone, his voice, smile and appearance are deeply in our heart. We will miss him forever.


Best regards,

Kuochih and Hweilin

Lin-Lin Chock

February 26, 2021

Dear Joy, Jennifer and Jerry,
看到金波与我們去Alaskan Cruise 的照片,就感到失去這位朋友而非常的難过!金波是個很有渡量的朋友,他從不与别人搶坐位!也從不会自誇!從他的一舉一動,没有人会知道他是個大有学問,又有頭腦的大老板!我們要多多跟他学習才不愧做他的朋友呀!祝他在天國享受天福!! 請 Joy (鍾美), Jennifer and Jerry 多多節哀保重!!

With deepest sympathy,
Lin-Lin Chock

David Chock

February 25, 2021

Dear Joy, Jennifer and Jerry:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear husband/father and our dear friend, Jin-Po. To us, he was a very sincere, honest, inventive, and entrepreneurial person. Yet he was humble, reserved, and never boastful, In addition, he was compassionate, and he stood up for honesty, justice, and fairness. He was very successful in his business of manufacturing a wide range of home medical test kits. He loved karaoke and folk dancing and was a great folk dancing teacher. He taught Lin-Lin the Taiwanese version of tango. Even though he was not outspoken, he did have a great sense of humor. It was fun traveling with him and Joy. We miss him greatly.

Attached is a photo of Jin-Po taken at his request at Dunhuang in China on May 26, 2018.

With our deepest sympathy,
David, Lin-Lin and Atley Chock

Gene Wen

February 24, 2021

When Dr. Lee was in Michigan, he was a keen participant in many Taiwanese activities. He was very nice to all his fellow Taiwanese and invited us to tour and to entertain  in his headquarters several times. For that and many others, we are very grateful.

Canhuy Hung

February 23, 2021

我已在syntron 公司工作了三年. 老闆Dr.Lee慈厚的容顏和笑容. 老闆灌注全副精神地工作. 在一生裏努力奮鬥至今創辦了synton公司成就地有了跨國的信譽和業績..老闆Dr.Lee慈厚情誼的心,我深深地敬重他是一位全美傑出的人才!老闆一生所付出的.是給我們後輩的榜樣學習. 老闆的精神是永遠存在!我們全體員工永遠懷念你! 請老闆一路好走!安息!老闆親愛的家人請節哀順變!保重身體!

Frank Nguyen

February 22, 2021

I haven't known Dr. Lee as long as most of the people at the company, but I am honored to have been able to meet him in his last year before he passed away. One of my favorite memories were the times when he came to the QC room to ask for pee for his experiments. There weren't many young people so for a while, I ended up being one of the regular candidates. I never thought it was annoying and always saw it as funny that I ended up being needed for something far different from what I was hired to do. Although he hadn't asked for pee in a long time, I still remember those times as being very funny.

Angel Creencia

February 22, 2021

I was saddened by the news of Dr. Lee's passing, and I offer my condolence to the Lee family. I've had the privilege of working with Dr. Lee for nearly 25 year, and have gained much knowledge in doing so. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be part of his company.


Chen Ming Huang

February 22, 2021

謹申懷念、不捨及祝福! 家人節哀!


February 22, 2021

I'm Deeply Saddened By the Loss your family has Encountered My Condolences .I'm honored & blessed to have known Doctor Lee .He was truly a great Big father figure in our company & I will never forget his kindness

HuaiFang AllenChen

February 22, 2021

Joy, Jerry, Jennifer & whole family,

都道遠親不如近鄰,這幾年,你們一家,特別是Joy 和Dr. Lee已經成為我們的親人。聽聞噩耗,震驚與哀痛,無以言表!李先生的音容笑貌歷歷在目,他的睿智樂達,他的幽默、熱忱與慷慨仁慈,他對旁人深切的關愛,都深刻在我們的記憶里。前年Allen術後複查,李先生不但幫忙多次聯絡醫生,還兩次放下手頭的工作全程陪同,這份恩情我們銘記於心!